I know I keep pounding this, ;`). A Domino would probably work fine for
chairs if you build some inexpensive jigs, something you will probably
still have to do to some degree with a high dollar mortiser.
And then you end up with a tool that you will most likely use on every
project for then on.
And FWIW you still will most likely, if cutting through mortises or
exposed mortises will have to do clean up work as the mortisers are
basically a chisel press with a drill bit to remove the debris.
But certainly get what you will be comfortable with. I'll stop
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.